Friday, June 9, 2023—3:00PM
Antioch Baptist Church
515 West 125th Street, New York, New York 10027
Reverend Patricia Wilson, Greater Tabernacle Baptist Church, New York, New York—Officiating
Christ Church Cemetery
South Amboy, New Jersey
Reflection of Life
“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest.” Ecclesiastes 3: 1-2
A TIME TO BE BORN
Oliver Shivers Jr, also affectionately known as “Brother” the son of the late Oliver Shivers Sr., and Blondell Randolph-Shivers was born on November 8, 1935 in Lincoln Hospital Bronx, New York.
A TIME TO LIVE AND SERVE
Oliver attended Maritime Vocational High School in Manhattan, New York. He worked at RCA/General Electric Company for over thirty years and moved on to be a leasing agent at Esplanade Gardens Inc., where he retired in December 2000. Oliver had no shame in telling anyone and everyone he was a “Mama’s Boy”. There was nothing that he would not do for his mother. He believed in the unity of family and was always willing to support in any way he could.
Oliver joined Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in 1959 and remained a faithful servant until God called him home. He served as an effective church clerk for over 40 years. He was a faithful member of JW Tate Gospel Chorus for over 50 years where he served as President.
Oliver served in the following capacities:
Layman’s Auxiliary Missionary Baptist Association of New York City vicinity Inc., as President Emeritus, Recording Secretary and Historian.
Layman’s Auxiliary Empire Baptist Missionary State Convention New York State Inc., as recording Secretary and Historian. He was crowned King three times.
Layman’s Auxiliary National Baptist Convention United States of America Inc., as a committee member.
A TIME TO REST
God in His infinite wisdom released Oliver Shivers from his earthly cares and pains of this life and called him home for eternal rest on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York.
A TIME TO MOURN
Oliver was preceded in death by his parents Oliver Sr., New York, New York, Blondell Gilmore, Manhattan, New York, brother James Shivers, Bronx, New York, sisters Moease Caldwell, Charlotte, North Carolina, Harriet Shivers, Bronx, New York, and Veronica Denson, Hinesville, Georgia, Arethea Causwell, New York, New York, nephews Howard Strong, Bronx, New York, George Caldwell, North Carolina, and niece Kellie Shivers, Bronx, New York.
Oliver leaves to cherish loving memories nieces Gisele (John) Bryant, Aiken, South Carolina, Nicole Denson, Hinesville, Georgia, Kim Shivers, Bronx, New York, nephews Welch Caldwell, Charlotte , North Carolina, Michael Strong, Bronx, New York, Kevin Strong, Atlanta, Georgia, Keith Shivers (Georgia Taft-Shivers) Bronx, New York, Antoine (Sarah) Denson, Huntsville, Alabama, Kenneth Shivers, Bronx New York, and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews, and great-great-great nieces.